Totalplay brings Netflix to STBs in Mexico

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 07 July 2015

Totalplay, a Grupo Salinas company that provides triple-play service in Mexico, has inked an alliance with Netflix to integrate the Netflix app directly into Totalplay set-top boxes as of July.

This is the first time in Mexico that the Netflix app is included in a pay-TV platform.

"Totalplay is the most innovative telecommunications provider in Mexico," said Eduardo Kuri, CEO of Totalplay. "Accessing Netflix is now as simple as changing the channel."

Totalplay offers more than 260 channels (including 85 in HD), video and music on demand, TV everywhere, and now Netflix via its fibre-to-the-home network.

"TotalPlay's integration of Netflix will make it easier for their customers to watch Netflix on their TVs and they will now have access to movies and shows such as Orange is the New Black," said Bill Holmes, global head of business development for Netflix.

Totalplay is also directly connected to the Netflix servers. TotalPlay subscribers can sign up for Netflix service with on-screen prompts or access existing Netflix accounts.

The Netflix Spanish-language catalogue includes movies like La Dictadura Perfecta, documentaries such as Virunga, and Netflix original series such as Club de Cuervos and Narcos.